September 12, 2011

Israel - Day Three

Saturday, September 3rd, was another fascinating day in Israel for my traveling companions and me.  In the morning, we were given a tour of the fabulous Israel Museum by museum director, James Snyder, who is also the father of the bride whose wedding I was in Israel to attend.  The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums.  I love museums and this one is exceptional!  Unfortunately, I was not able to take any photos to share with you.  After the museum, we traveled a good distance to the Dead Sea, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface.  It’s also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water.  Of course, we took a dip and also experienced a body mud mask.  After driving back to Jerusalem, we toured the Holy Sepulchre, which, for me, was one of the best sites/sights I saw.  Lastly, I freshened up and attended a lively and fun wedding rehearsal dinner.